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Viewing images on and off axis with CRT and LCD monitors: effects on observer and model performance
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Paper Abstract

CRT displays are generally used for softcopy display in the digital reading room, but LCDs are being used more frequently. LCDs have many useful properties, but can suffer from significant degradation when viewed off-axis. We compared observer performance and human visual system model performance for on and off-axis CRT and LCD viewing. 400 mammographic regions of interest with different lesion contrasts were shown on and off-axis to radiologists on a CRT and LCD. Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) techniques were used to analyze observer performance and results were correlated with the predictions of the human vision model (JNDmetrix model). Both sets of performance metrics showed that LCD on-axis viewing was better than the CRT; and off-axis was significantly better with the CRT. Off-axis LCD viewing of radiographs can degrade observer performance compared to a CRT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5749, Medical Imaging 2005: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, (6 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.592216
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Elizabeth A. Krupinski, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jeffrey P. Johnson, Siemens Corporate Research (United States)
Hans Roehrig, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John S. Nafziger, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey Lubin, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5749:
Medical Imaging 2005: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Miguel P. Eckstein; Yulei Jiang, Editor(s)

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